By: BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
The acting Chairman of Economic Financial and Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Ibrahim Magu on Monday disclosed that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is not partisan and not working for or against any political party or certain people.
Mr Magu who stated this while speaking at a stakeholders meeting held at the EFCC Zonal headquarter in Ibadan pointed out that all the activities of the agency are in line with the international best practices and does not engage in witch- hunting.
According to the EFCC Acting Chairman, the commission and its operatives activities are been driven by courage, integrity and professionalism and commitment to the common task of improving the lot of Nigerians at the grassroots .
” In all we do we are indeed guided first by the fear of God and patriotism to our fatherland and rule of law. For us at the EFCC, we are driven by courage, integrity and professionalism and our commitment to the common task of improving the lot of out people at the grassroots as we promote working partnership with all stakeholders need not to be over emphasized” he said.
Mr Magu added “the havoc that corrupt practices have wrecked on Nigeria economy is no doubt endless, and I do not intend to bore you with them. This is why fighting it to a standstill is not only a must but the only lifesafer for our country as to save the next generation”.
“It is pertinent for us to see ourselves as stakeholders in this fight .We must collectively strive to achieve the Nigeria of our dream, one which our children , indeed even generations unborn will be proud of.”
Speaking further, the EFCC Acting Chairman said over 150 cases are been prosecuted by the commission and will be followed to a logical conclusion.
Mr Magu while tasking the media on effective coverage and support in the fight against corruption, urged journalists not to relent in their effort at exposing corruption and promote sanity in the society.
In their remarks, all the stakeholders at the meeting lauded Mr Magu for his effort in the fight against corruption and urge him to continue to ensure the sensitisation on the fight against corruption is extended to the grassroot for effectivenes
The stakeholders meeting was attended by Comrade Waheed Olojede, state Chairman Nigeria Labour Congress, Mrs. Dolapo Dosumu, state cordinatot National Orientation Agency, Pastor Benjamen Aremu, President Christian Association of Nigeria and other stakeholders lauds Magu and the EFCC for the initiatives.